(Poem 2) pears (still so terrified) by Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis

"terrified terracotta" by Kerryn
“terrified terracotta” by Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis

(still so terrified of pears)

stretched with birthing

its sacrifice

of tenderness – summer’s

cervix dilated with chart-

reuse-grained generosity

curved into cooling evenings

fruition, delivered

at the splendour of the leaves

surrender with the fullness

of time

freckled with kisses stolen

by the sun, marking

its territory in the

savage afternoons plucked

distillation of sugared

rounding, cheeks swollen

with mouthfuls

of gritty-bruising, letting

down the elbows, her milk of honeyed



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